The point I'm getting to is that the theme for my wedding is "Vintage Hawaii" and consequently I've become just a little bit obsessed with vintage Hawaiian clothing.
I recently purchased a pink 70's Malia sundress on Ebay, but some more collectible and coveted labels are Kamehameha, Malihini and the master print-maker himself Alfred Shaheen, who sadly passed away in 2008. Great Hawaiian style of decades past was defined by tropical and tribal prints on largely functional (i.e. easy to wear) resort style clothes such as swimwear, cover-ups, sarong dresses and of course the ubiquitous and often kitschy Hawaiian shirt.
Alfred Shaheen hand painted many of his fabrics. His 50's sarong dresses, like this tribal print yellow, are so desirable these days, that they definitely don't come cheap. Most particularly if they are in good condition. You can pick this one up at Glamour Savvy.
I had my eye on this drop dead gorgeous Alfred Shaheen wrap dress at Posh Girl Vintage for months, and when I finally decided to bite the bullet and buy it (it was my size and everything!), some other Cinderella had wisely made her move. I will always love you dream dress ...
I'm not aware of the label on this lady in red, but it is definitely Hawaiian and definitely pretty. Perfect for a summer BBQ or picnic and available for purchase at Lucite Box.
I'm dangerously drawn to blue or green florals, and thus I'm dangerously drawn to this Kamehameha fit and flare dress. From Hakther on Etsy.
I could totally wear this sixties wrap-dress to work. Flattering, elegant and oh so happy. From Ebay.